Colorado Chapter Board of Directors 2022-2023


Colorado Chapter is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which is elected each year by Colorado Chapter Members.


Any Colorado Chapter Member may attend the Colorado Chapter Board of Directors meetings, which are held several times during each year. Contact the President or any other Board member to determine the time and location for upcoming Board meetings.


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2022 - 2023 Colorado Chapter Board of Directors


Sarah Sample-Reif


Sarah is currently Chief Strategy Officer of Healthcare for Zivaro. The highlights of her career include 10+ years at Cerner managing implementations across multiple clients. The following decade, she spent building and growing Health IT divisions of $1B publicly traded staffing and consulting firms, across North America, and then as a healthcare overlay at NetApp.

Throughout her career, Sarah has repeatedly driven herself and the teams she works with to exceed high revenue quotas by leading with strategic initiatives within the healthcare market.  The focus of her team is to bridge the gap between project requirements and deadlines by helping clients purposefully find the best platform for long term patient care.

Sarah is currently Past President for the Colorado Chapter of HIMSS. If you are interested in learning more about participating in the chapter, please feel to reach out.





MariJo Rugh


MariJo Rugh is VP and CIO of UCHealth Affiliates. With over 25 years of healthcare IT leadership and management experience in academic, pediatric and community based health systems, MariJo has led multiple complex system implementations and is well versed in application portfolio management, integration of IT systems, clinical engineering, interoperability and virtual health delivery. MariJo is currently responsible for the Epic Community Connect program, the Project Management Office, Enterprise Resource Management, Integration and Interoperability and EHR Archive at UCHealth. MariJo has a Masters of Science in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University and a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) designation from College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).




Julia Rosen





Ian Dalton





Breanna Wong

Program Chair

Breanna Wong is Sr. Manager of the Product Strategy team for Nuance Communications’ Dragon Ambient eXperience. Passionate about empowering others, she serves as a course developer and adjunct faculty and on the boards of Colorado Medical Group Management Association, Colorado Health Administration Alumni Association, and the Cornell Club of Colorado. Breanna has performed HIPAA, reimbursement, and financial consulting, and run special projects and the affiliate IT program for a large healthcare system. She achieved her MBA - Healthcare Administration and MS in Finance from The University of Colorado and triple majored at Cornell University. Ask her about 14ers, traveling, volleyball, and current home improvement projects at your own discretion.




Kunle Obafemi

Sponsorship Chair

Kunle is currently a Sr. Solutions Consultant for Luma Health. He has over 15 years of experience in Healthcare IT both on the vendor and provider side.  His career started as a PACS Administrator for Community Health Systems in Wisconsin and grew over 6 years to managing the health network’s technology infrastructure (14 locations over 70 miles).

Since leaving CHN in 2011, he's worked for Aventura, Nutanix and now Luma Health, selling and supporting solutions to help his Healthcare customers improve processes and enabling them to provide better healthcare to their customers. 




Sara Dawson

Membership Chair




Heath Montgomery

Outreach Chair




Stephanie Broderick

Advocacy Chair




Jonathan Lowe, MS, RN-BC

Informatics Chair


Jon Lowe, MS, RN-BC has served as a Clinical Informaticist at Centura Health since 2015. He is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Nursing Informatics and maintains multiple EHR vendor certifications in support of this role. With over a decade of direct care experience, Jon’s approach to informatics and technology is steadfastly human-centered.

In 2022, Jon joined the Colorado HIMSS Board of Directors as the Informatics Chair and was delighted to support the CU Anschutz College of Nursing (his clinical alma mater) as an adjunct informatics instructor. He is also a regular member of the HIMSS Informatics Networking and Education Task Force, where he enjoys collaborating with nurse informaticists across the globe. His B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee is a foundation for his curious approach to the sociotechnical landscape.




Mina Patel

Communications Chair

Minal is a healthcare IT leader with over 25 years of experience in healthcare organizations, management consulting and software start-up arenas within the provider and payer sectors. Minal has a strong focus on strategic and operational innovations to improve the overall health of our community. Minal serves as the Director of Affiliate Services for University of Colorado Health. Prior to UCHealth, Minal served as an Executive Leadership Advisor for Bluetree Network, IT Director at Centura Health and held various roles at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Minal has experience in operational and project management, program direction as well as IT strategy and planning. Minal holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Health (focused in Healthcare Management) from Emory University. In her spare time Minal enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, biking, running, basically anything outdoors and cooking.




Karla Arzola

Collaboration Chair




Kim Poma

Scholarship Chair




Natalie Tishkowski


Natalie Tishkowski is a Healthcare Client Manager at World Wide Technology.  Natalie previously served 2 years on the Colorado HIMSS board as Membership Chair and absolutely loves the Colorado HIMSS community.   She has spent over 15 years in healthcare technology for industry leaders such as GE Healthcare and FujiFilm Medical Systems and in information technology at AT&T, Verizon, NetApp and Nutanix.  She is passionate about helping organizations provide better patient care through the use of technology.  She has a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Oklahoma.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, watching her son’s theater productions and her daughter’s soccer games.




Cory Hussain

Physician Board Member at Large




Tamara Havenhill-Jacobs

Member at Large




Mark Simon

Member at Large




Sanjeev Sah

Member at Large


Sanjeev leads the Information Security Office and the Cyber Plan at Centura. Sanjeev is responsible for executing on the Cyber Plan to (1) sustain, enable and transform business and clinical capabilities (2) protect people, data and technology assets (3) provide assurance for disaster recovery and business continuity, and (4) comply with legal, regulatory and industry standards. Additionally, Sanjeev leads the IT & Cyber due diligence related to Mergers, Acquisitions and Affiliations.

With over twenty-four years of strategy, operations, technology and information security experience, Sanjeev joined Centura in November 2020. Sanjeev is passionate about extending, elevating, and enhancing the whole person care by transforming capabilities through technology and cyber innovation. Sanjeev previously served as Chief Information Security Officer at Medical University of South Carolina, Texas Children’s Hospital, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Amedisys Home Health & Hospice, and as the Head of Technology at Unum Group and Chief Technology Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana.

Sanjeev received a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Security from the University of Phoenix and completed the CIO programs at Educause and Deloitte. Sanjeev serves on the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC) Cybersecurity Working Group (CWG) Executive Committee, HIMSS Colorado Board of Directors, and a member of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.




Bo Clark

Member at Large